"We're aggressive," Phillips said. "Defensive players, they’re aggressive by nature. I think you take something away from them when you don’t let them be." Phillips clarified that he won't necessarily get blitz-happy, but said he would have an "attack defense. That’s the way players like to play," Phillips said. "You get the best results out of that and I think you play the best that way so we’ll be that way."
Phillips' strategy should be a welcome addition in Denver. Former defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was often criticized for the team's lack of aggression on defense. Phillips already has the support of
"This defense has the players to do it, we need just to get in the lab and figure out how to be better," Miller said. "Because we had moments where we showed what we can do, but we didn’t do it enough, myself included, I know that."
Ware added, "we feel like there’s more we can do. We want every play to be hard on the quarterback."
"We can win a championship with Peyton," Miller told The Denver Post. "I think that's the only thing that matters," Miller said. "What else can I say? I think he's coming back. He said a long time ago that he would stop playing football when he felt like he was hurting a team more than helping a team. There's still so much he can do, so many wonderful things he can do for the
Manning, 38, has been contemplating his future this since Denver's season ended in the divisional round of the playoffs against the Colts. On Monday, the NFL Network's Gil Brandt reported that Manning would "almost certainly" be back with the Broncos for another season.
Manning threw for 4,727 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2014.
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"I think that really shows that he's 100 percent, he's ready to go and he's getting pressure on the quarterback," Ware told the Denver Post.
Miller has six sacks in the first five games to rank third in the NFL. He has four in the last two games combined.
Miller racked up six tackles, including two of the team's four sacks. He had four hits on quarterback Geno Smith and added one pass defensed.
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